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Seward area schools: community meeting and survey

Published on April 10, 2019 By Pegge

Seward High School Principal, Trevan Walker, Seward Middle School Principal, Jenny Martin, William H. Seward Elementary School Principal, Alan Haskins, district administration, and the school board request your thoughts and input about potentially consolidating Seward Middle School (6-8) into Seward High School (9-12), and William H. Seward Elementary (6th). No decisions have been made, and […]

Homer High and Homer Middle schools: community meeting and survey

Published on April 10, 2019 By Pegge

Homer High School Principal Doug Waclawski, Homer Middle School Principal Kari Dendurent, district administration, and the school board request your thoughts and input about potentially consolidating Homer Middle School and Homer High School. No decisions have been made, and your thoughts are valuable. Exploring the difficult concept of school consolidations or closures is a challenging […]

Soldotna School Consolidation: survey and meeting

Published on April 4, 2019 By Pegge

Soldotna High School Principal Graham, Soldotna Prep Principal Schmidt, district administration, and the school board request your thoughts and input about consolidating Soldotna Prep School (9th grade) and Soldotna High School (10th-12th grade) beginning with the school year beginning August 20, 2019. Current reality Enrollment is declining at Soldotna Prep and Soldotna High School, so […]

Your voice is essential: state lawmakers want to know where you stand

Published on March 22, 2019 By Pegge

News Release: Your Voice is Needed Community schools, sports and activities, and effective class sizes are critical to continue successful outcomes for K-12 schools on the Kenai Peninsula. In February, the Governor proposed a budget substitute for the 2019-2020 school year that will result in a cut of $22.4 million from KPBSD schools.  However, the […]

Contact your Kenai Peninsula State Legislators

Published on March 10, 2019 By Pegge

Six state legislators represent Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools Senator Peter Micciche, Peter.Micciche@akleg.gov Senator Gary Stevens, Gary.Stevens@akleg.gov Representative Ben Carpenter, Ben.Carpenter@akleg.gov Representative Gary Knopp, Gary.Knopp@akleg.gov Representative Louise Stutes, Louise.Stutes@akleg.gov Representative Sarah Vance, Sarah.Vance@akleg.gov PDF Flyer to print: Kenai Peninsula legislators Links Informational flyer: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District $22.4 million in cuts to KPBSD options identified by administrators and school board Informational […]

Ramifications of Governor Dunleavy’s proposed FY20 Budget

Published on March 8, 2019 By Pegge

Several community budget meetings took place in February, and the Board of Education met for two days this week to take a sobering look at what the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District would have to cut to begin to meet the Governor’s proposed FY20 reduction to state funding. The Governor Michael J. Dunleavy 2019-2020 State Budget proposed drastic […]

Funding K-12 Public Education | March 2019

Published on March 4, 2019 By Pegge

In  March, you have several opportunities to become informed, and advocate for K-12 education funding. Events are happening at local schools, in communities, with the school district, the borough assembly, at town halls, and with hearings of bills in Juneau. Monday, March 4, 2019 Board of Education Finance Committee meeting: 2:00 p.m., Redoubt conference room, school […]

How to contact your state legislators

Published on February 28, 2019 By Pegge

information: Public opportunity to testify to the Senate State Affairs committee on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 and Thursday, March 7, 2019, starting at 6:00 PM, about SB24 and SB23, both related to the PFD. To balance the FY20 state budget, the Governor has proposed the State of Alaska cut $20.9 million in funding to Kenai […]

KPBSD February Community Budget Meetings

Published on February 20, 2019 By Pegge

View the Presentation: FY20 Budget Powerpoint: February 2019   PDF: Proposed State cuts to FY20 education funding and the KPBSD PDF: Kenai Peninsula legislators   Tweet This Post

News Release: Attend a KPBSD Budget Forum

Published on February 14, 2019 By Pegge

KPBSD responds to an unprecedented budget challenge. Attend a community forum to get facts. Soldotna, February 14, 2019—Do you understand how the KPBSD school district budget will affect what KPBSD can offer in schools to educate our youth? With drastic state budget cuts to education proposed by the Governor, attend a budget forum in your […]